Henry Stern

Hasta La Vista, Council Members, Or, The Case For Term Limits

06.17.2005 | Henry Stern | Urban Affairs
Why should anyone want to leave the Council, with its six figure salary, including lulus, the lack of any restriction on outside work or income, the ample staffs, the mailing privileges at public expense for self-serving illustrated brochures, and all the privileges and emoluments which come with good pay and light work, which basically consists of intoning 'Aye' upon hearing your surname mentioned on a roll call?

In Defense of the Public Interest

04.28.2005 | Henry Stern | Urban Affairs
Consider the politicians who keep the New York State election laws so rigid and baffling that they stand as artificial, expensive barriers to public participation in free elections.